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University Launches Handshake Career Management Tool
Syracuse University Career Services is introducing Handshake, the new career management tool for students to find jobs, internships and career events, and to connect with employers. More than 300,000 employers—from Fortune 500 companies to startups—are already on Handshake looking to fill job and internship openings with talented students and recent graduates. Students of all years and majors are encouraged to log in to Handshake with their NetID and password to complete their profiles and start connecting to new opportunities.
“After surveying students and reviewing multiple options, Handshake offered the functionality, customization and variety that our students were looking for,” says Michael LaMarche, director of career services, assessment and student success. “With its broad reach across industries, locations and companies, we think students will find even more opportunities that pique their interest.”
On the first log in, Handshake takes each student through a series of quick questions to get to know their interests and future goals. Once the profile is completed, students can set their preferences to receive suggested jobs and/or internships in the cities and fields they are looking to pursue.
An app is also available in the App Store and on Google Play so that students can receive timely notifications to their phones on job application updates, career events on campus and when their favorite companies post jobs.
For those students who are not sure where to start or would like help figuring out the next step, appointments with career counselors on campus can be booked through Handshake.
“We aim to help our students connect to internships that enhance their learning, pursue full-time positions within their fields of interest, and explore companies and organizations where they may want to work in the future—while also working with a career counselor who can help them along the way,” says says Amanda Nicholson, assistant provost and dean for student success. “Handshake offers a modern, robust and user-friendly system to do just that. We’re eager to have all students start using the system and experience the benefits of this technology.”
Students can sign in to Handshake with their NetID and password. For questions about Handshake, visit the Career Services website or contact Career Services in Room 235 in the Schine Student Center or by phone at 315.443.3616.